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Speak Out 5/22/09

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wake-up call

STATES will be left with a big problem now that President Obama wants to remove funding to help cover costs of incarcerating criminal illegal aliens. The funding should be the federal government's responsibility since the flood of illegals is the result of the feds lack of enforcement of immigration restrictions. I would suggest buying these criminals a one-way ticket to Washington, D.C. It would be cheaper than locking them up. Since these arrogant politicians seem insulated from the problem, maybe this would be the wake-up call they need.

Homeless needs

A homeless shelter is probably needed in a town of this size, but would it not be better to locate it near the Salvation Army or churches with outreach programs that help get people back on their feet? Watching the news we see it is not only singles who are homeless. More and more families are on the streets.

Irrational capitalists

ECONOMIST and journalist Joe Sullivan's recent tribute to free enterprise is old school. Excessive free enterprise is what got us in this mess. Capitalism assumes consumers are rational by nature. They are not. That's why we need much more government oversight of the economy to see that such catastrophic meltdowns in the automobile and other businesses and industries, including the financial sector, don't occur again. Joe, if you doubt me, you would be well-served to read "Predictably Irrational" by Dan Ariely.

Regulating commerce

SOMEONE asked where in the U.S. Constitution it says anything about being mandated to buy a specific product. I can tell you. It's Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18, usually referred to as the "necessary and proper clause." It has been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court in a broad sense and gives Congress great power to regulate commerce. In my opinion, Congress does have the power to mandate the purchase of any and all specific commercial products.

P&G's impact

I am a Procter & Gamble employee and have been for many years. During this recession the plant here has been rock steady and has actually got more business from other plants. I appreciate the job and know the people in this area understand how many jobs the plant is responsible for. Not only Procter & Gamble technicians, but Manpower, Frucon, Janco, Excel, Securitas, food service and others owe their jobs to Procter & Gamble. Procter & Gamble knew that putting a plant here was a wise decision because the people here appreciate it so much.

Impressive library

MY wife and I toured the new Cape Girardeau Public Library and were impressed. The interior design and especially the carpet is amazing. We love the patio and cafe and plan to spend many happy hours there. This is something Cape Girardeau has needed for a long time. Thanks and congratulations to all those who made it happen.

Safe driving

I was at a stop sign and was hit by somebody talking on a cell phone. What is it going to take for people to realize how dangerous it is to be on the phone while driving? A lot of the cell phones have built in speakers, or you can purchase an earpiece. Let's all think of one another's safety.

College rigor

I am a professor at the university and agree that the rigor here is often less than in many high school courses. Faculty members have lost control of our university to administrators who live in the world of politics and insist that faculty careers and promotions be driven by student evaluations. Faculty who want to be successful lower the rigor of classes and give out higher grades in hopes of better evaluations. Good and rigorous teaching is not rewarded. Good evaluations are.

Free drugs

I just wonder if anybody else is as frustrated as I am after hearing the kind of the free prescriptions Pfizer is going to give people I don't see any reason why anyone should get free Viagra. If the company wants to help people who don't have a job, it should be giving out antibiotics and other life-saving drugs. I work hard to pay for my own health plan and have to have a job so I can keep my children in a health plan.

City spending

IT sounds like the city is so out of money that it can't build streets, can't pay police officers, can't repair the streets we already have. But at the same time, the city's going to build a water park and renovating the Arena Building.


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Wake-up call: Cut cost, hang'em!

Homeless needs: Yes...we also need homeless shelters for Sasquatch, The Yeti, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Noid. I always see these poor pathetic things walking up and down the streets of Cape Girardeau all hours of the night. Poor poor things...there's just soooooo many of them.

Irrational capitalists: Blimey!

Regulating commerce: "In my opinion, Congress does have the power to mandate the purchase of any and all specific commercial products." They do? Great I'm going to start selling "lint" by the ounce, and mandate that every human being on earth needs to own 5 pounds of it. I'll be charging a mere $1,000,000 per ounce.

P&G's impact: We would have appreciated it a lot closer to Cape. LOL!

Impressive library: For that price, it better d*mn well be impressive!

Safe driving: I think the very same thing every time I see a rozier on his phone cruising, or some Peta prat with a yapping little mutt sitting on their lap while driving! Pure carelessness!

College rigor: Suggestions: Get rid of Dobbie, Get rid of Rudy Redhawk (or whatever) bring back the Indian Chief at the stadium, resurrect Princess Otahki and Chief Sagamore, change the name back to the SEMO Indians, and get rid of Dobbie. Oops, I said that. Oh well, I think you get the point.

Free drugs: Viagra?

City spending: Ohh...so what! We've given Police and Fire raises a couple of years ago through NEW taxes then. Their spending millions of bucks REPAIRING Independence, and the Mayor refuses to address the Premier Problem. It's the taxpayer's money, we voted for it...we got it!

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:36 AM

I just posted a new blog...

http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1408/e...

I hope that you enjoy!

Gotta go catch a plane.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 3:21 AM

Wake-up call -- what we might really need are some one-way tickets OUT of Washington D.C. -- for the real criminals.

Homeless needs -- in my dealings with various charities and the good folks of the Cape area, one thing I know for sure. If something is needed, it will be provided. There are wonderfully generous and caring people here. Cape takes care of its own.

Irrational capitalists -- wow, have you got that backards. Let me get this straight, if consumers are predictably irrational, isn't that, well, predictable. It's up to the producer to figure out the consumer -- or they will fail. Unfortunately it's the politicians that are predictably irrational. And it's their interference with market forces that have put us into this predicament. And it's their further interference with the recovery that will in fact delay or halt the recovery. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by your post, given you're predictably irrational. Yeah, let the gov'ment handle, they do so well.

Regulating commerce -- that would be interstate commerce. It's amazing what has been spawned from that 'power'. I just wish they wouldn't break so many laws and fracturing basic freedoms taking care of their contributors.

Safe driving -- they may have been talking on a cell phone, but the basic fact is that they are poor, inattentive drivers. If it wasn't the cell phone it would have been something else. I doubt if we have more accidents since the invention of the cell phone. We have more accidents due to careless drivers -- poorly trained, rude, careless people that probably have no business behind the wheel of an automobile.

College rigor -- spare the rod, spoil the child. That's what we need, more rigor. Let's get rigor with it. Maybe more gov'ment control will help.

Free drugs -- maybe they can prescribe something for your frustration. Doesn't Viagra do that?

City spending -- spend it if you got it -- heck, spend it if you don't. Spend! Spend! Spend with great rigor.

-- Posted by blogbudsman on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:19 AM

Irrational capitalists-Heil Hussein!

giving away Viagra-gives you a reason to get up in the morning!

homeless shelter- Where ARE all these homeless people? I hear about them but fail to see them, in person or on the news. Every time the news shows a homeless person they are in St Louis, or Memphis, or L.A.

Dobbins has impacted the university more than Jimmy Carter impacted the economy of the '70's! Driving away talented employees, alienating thousands of Indians alums, hiring loser coaches, oh, and wasting thousands of gallons of water and hundreds of yards of concrete!

-- Posted by John in Jackson on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:57 AM

Good morning! ☺

Wake-up call....eh, just deport them, buy them a ticket to their homeland, drive them to the airport & be dun wit' it or send 'em to D.C. ☻

P.S. b sure they are illegal aliens, I saw a story where a mentally challenged man was deported back to Mexico b/c he could not answer the questions correctly & he was a citizen, it took 3 weeks for his family to finally find him on the streets. Thank God he was OK!

Homeless needs....OK, the Early Show got me this morning (again); families, children, babies...homeless...I still don't think the Rev. Rice would be able to provide adequate shelter and resources for these type of 'homeless'. As stated before the way he runs his shelters it would not be 'safe' to stay their w/a family.

Irrational capitalists....irrational consumers....tightening up 'credit' would serve this purpose! ☻

Regulating commerce....pass.

P&G's impact...ok, thank you! ☻

Impressive library....the carpet is impressive...well then, I must go see. ☺

Safe driving....u can't regulate common sense, I tell ya! btw, what did we blame careless/imprudent driving on before cell phone technology??? ☻

FUNNY but SCARY STORY: Yesterday at a stop light I noticed my friend beside me, talking on the phone...so I called her, no answer...so I honked..she assumed the light was green so she started to go....I assumed since she went, then the light must be green...so I went....needless to say the light was red...OFLMAO...that was funny shat. Now before u all get excited/panties in a wad, we stopped before we actually went thru the intersection, noone lives were endanger....☻

College rigor....depends on whose rewards u value I suppose???

Free drugs...WOW, I like already! ☻ Free viagra, OK, not so interested...BUT in all fairness, everyone needs lovins! ☻

City spending...welcome to IGNORANCE!

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 8:41 AM

...homeless folks are kinda like junk mail...people don't like it , raise hell about it , but it just keeps on coming in the mail...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 8:49 AM

SELL WILLY...SELL! I Dumped the GM around 8:31am this morning for $2.02. It's already down to $1.65!

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 9:22 AM

The illegal aliens that have entered this country in the past ten years is huge. Rough estimate some where around twenty million plus. They have placed a huge burden on our criminal justice and medical system and it seems the federal government don't want to do anything about it. I talked with some local officers and they tell me when illegals are picked up here it is hard to get ICE to do anything with them, so it looks like we are just stuck with these people. According to the latest census count as we speak the counter shows over Three Hundred and Six Million people here in the United States and climbing, now you tell me how in the world we can continue to take all of these illegals in. Close the borders or do something.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 9:40 AM

Hello?

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 10:03 AM

Irrational Capitalists: Yeah, keep tokin'! It was a GOVERNMENT policy which forced banks to make sub-prime mortgages. It was GOVERNMENT agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who promised to underwrite these potentially disastrous loans. It was Fannie and Freddie, GOVERNMENT agencies, who failed to do so, leaving banks with a decreased level of assets when these mortages began to fail. This meant less money to loan to businesses for operating expenses and a general down-turn in the economy as a result. It was GOVERNMENT, in the guise of Barney Frank, who told us in July 2008 that Fannie and Freddie were strong - when in fact they were riddled with corruption and insolvency. It was also the media who told all of us, daily, that because a few million people, about 1-2% more than an average year, were losing their homes that the economy was going tits-up - and being the sheeple we are, we bought it rather than seeing it as what it was, in large part - election year fear rhetoric. If GOVERNMENT had fixed Fannie and Freddie before the fall, we would probably not be where we are today. Or better yet, if GOVERNMENT had kept its nose out of the lending business, and allowed banks to use established standards to determine who could afford a home (FREE ENTERPRISE), we would not have the economic problems we have today.

Regulating Commerce: If you believe the framers intent, irregardless of the Supreme Court, was to allow governmemnt to dictate to the American People what they can and cannot buy - there is no hope for you. I recommend a move to China or N. Korea where guv'mint owns everything and controls everyone - you'll like it there.

On this whole "...interpreted by the US Supreme Court..." bit - therein lies the bulk of the problem. Way, way back, several decades ago in the dark ages before MP3/4, cell phones, and the 'Net, I was a young lad in school. We studied old fashoined things like Math, English, Literature, Geography, History, and Social Studies. History included a close look at our history and Social Studies covered our system of government pretty extensively. I was taught that the US Constitution was the Supreme Law Of The Land. It is the yardstick against which ALL other law is to be measured. It is not really open to interpretation, because to interpret is to change the original intent. So, constitutionally, no court should ever interpret the US Constitution because, Constitutionally speaking, THEY HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO CHANGE THE US CONSTITUTION. It can ONLY be changed by the Amendment Process outlined in Article V. The job of the Federal Courts, in addition to hearing civil and criminal cases arising from the application of Federal Laws, is to evaluate Federal and State legislative actions and lower court decisions (when petitioned to do so) for adherence to the Articles and Amendments of the US Constitution. The Constitution says what it means - no interpretation is necessary. Or desired.

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 10:34 AM

Wheels_...Megalo is gonna need that profit if he is gonna feed all of the homeless that are wondering around....

BTW , where are all of these so called "Homeless" folks ??

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 10:38 AM

Hello?

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 10:44 AM

Have_Wheels,

I am surprised one of the posters on here has not already taken him to task. I sure hope for his sake his motives were pure...

-- Posted by RA on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 11:37 AM

Ugh. IRREGARDLESS IS NOT A WORD. And if LittleMac posts 'Hello?' one more time, I think I may spontaneously combust.

-- Posted by MusicMaker on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:02 PM

Wheels,

Hmm...Now, you may have me on the profit I made on Ford, but...I'm I a capitalist IF I made a profit on what is deemed as a Gov'ment/Socialist/Communistic owned company?

Rick??? Are you reading my homeless posts?? I'm kinda confused, what's your point?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:07 PM

Yikes! I ment to say, AM I a capitalist if I made a profit from what is deemed as a Gov'ment/Socialist/Communistic owned company?

Sorry, I was up late with a one of the kids last night, had to take them to the ER.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:09 PM

LOL~!

Wheels, it's DEFINATELY a need, remember...I'm killed with the medical costs of a disabled wife.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:12 PM

LOL! Dang! I knew I should have just made bets on their success or failure with some bookie from Jamiaca! Everytime I do something legal, I always get pinched for MORE money.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:13 PM

Ohh...the kids were "WRASTLING" last night about 7:30pm, 4-year-old stepped in the middle of it and ended up spraining his foot. Didn't get home from the ER til 2:00am. He's already taken their wrap off this morning, and now wanting to go ride his bike.

I have a feeling he'll be back for round two tonight, and open up a can of woop *ss on the other two. It's going to be a long weekend.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:17 PM

NOOOoooooooooooo! King of the Hill is ending their 13 season run! Blast! Blimey! E-gads!

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:24 PM

Yeah...truck idea went out the window about a month ago. She needs a electric scooter, and those babies aren't cheap.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:26 PM

Haven't broken any chairs or tables yet, but I did see a dent in the door down stairs the other day. They have me pretty grumpy to say the least. I remember how "grumpy" looking my father looked all the time. Good Grief, now here I am starting it.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:29 PM

Irrational Capitalists... Oh My God... If I knew this caller I would slap them. Blog and Little Mac have stated my feelings about this much better than I would have so I'll let it go at that. We wonder why we have a nation of people that suckle at the gov't teet. It's because people like this are reproducing and passing their ignorance on to their children

---Sometimes I get the feeling only stupid people are breeding---

-- Posted by Producer1 on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:42 PM

"---Sometimes I get the feeling only stupid people are breeding---"

-- Posted by Producer1 on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 12:42 PM

That's because the REALLY hot chicks only date the stupid guys.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:00 PM

Producer,

You have children?

-- Posted by Theorist on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:02 PM

Hello?

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:04 PM

Wheels....

Oh my, find someone else who "disagrees" with you?

How can this be? Are we in Southeast Missouri?

-- Posted by Theorist on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:04 PM

MusicMaker;

Sorry - for some reason, I have to make a post to see existing posts. Tried everything I could think of, still have to post to see what's there. May be a firewall issue...

You like "Howdy!" better...? -:)

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:07 PM

Megalomania...

i know you are anti-Rev.Rice and the homeless deal..

can't i jank ur chain a bit ??

good ol' Larry is a hellova salesman , he could sell ice cubes to eskimos...don't under estimate him...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:10 PM

Producer1

"Sometimes I think only stupid people are breeding..."

Do not know about that... I managed to produce two and have been doing my best to raise them properly...I hope!

But, I think the stupid people are breeding in larger numbers because, well, most of them work part time or not at all so they have more time for the process. I know when I mentioned the possibility of additional progeny to the lovely Mrs LittleMac, the response was something like, "...we barely have time to keep up with two, and you want a THIRD...sorry, you're on your own..."

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:15 PM

Personally, I think the Rhev-er-end Rice is just trying to secure his retirement. If he gets his hands on enough free guv'mint proppity, he can sell it later for millions and retire to the Bahamas... But that's just me. I'm a skeptic when people want to bring us things like a homeless shelter we really do not need to meet our community's needs - especially when it means taxpayer-owned property being given away for free to someone who is not known for maintaining the properties he already has.

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:20 PM

This is REALLY starting to pith me off...

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:29 PM

Thanks for the clarification Rick.

Anyhow, I've been contemplating something:

Meghan McCain: "Pro-sex, pro-life, pro-gay marriage" Vs. Bristol Palin: Preaches abstinence, against gay marriage, and is Ambassador to the "Candie's Foundation, (a pro-choice organization)

Honestly...how in the world did the McPiglin team really have a chance?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:34 PM

Rick,

By the way, I'm enjoying your "Jen-U-Ine" photo of Mr. Haney. I've been watching Green Acres on TV Land.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:37 PM

Crap!

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:45 PM

Pat Buttram...aka Mr. Haney, also had a pretty impressive "western" career playing sidekicks to both Roy Rogers and Gene Autry.

I found an interesting tidbit that says, "He had a distinctive voice which, in his own words, "... never quite made it through puberty."

Needless to say, he was an entertaining old f.a.r.t.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:45 PM

Hello! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 2:10 PM

Yes, Wheels...that was my intent! ☻

Actually I was just poking a lil' fun at LittleMac. It was freakin' me out for a minute too while I read thru the posts "catchin' up". LittleMac, JUMEMY had the same trouble for awhile...he could only see four posts at a time. Dunno know if/how he fixed it.

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 2:22 PM

WOW, Rick...coincidence???

Magnolia Place - Megalomania Place...sounds pretty close.....eeeerrrriiieee!

http://www.semissourian.com/story/154157...

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 2:29 PM

Turnip: HELLO! Ooops - not s'posed to say that...ummm... Howdy!

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 3:05 PM

*** Hope noone combusted ***

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 3:07 PM

Turnip...

..it's why Megalomania wears that black hat now days!!

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 3:20 PM

Well, time to say "Adios" for now...

Everyone have a nice Memorial Day weekend, and remember exactly who and what we celebrate.

Be safe!

-- Posted by LittleMac on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 3:27 PM

Many insurance plans will cover Viagra, but not birth control pills. Someone please explain that.

-- Posted by grisgris on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 3:31 PM

grisgris...

maybe because insurance only covers hard times ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 3:37 PM

grisgris, I would give you my card and tell you to call me, but major medical insurance is a complicated beast. "Most" major medical plans that I have dealt with cover both.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 4:22 PM

Good one, Rick! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 5:25 PM

?? QUESTION about Cape ??

Can anyone tell me how come that 'payday' loan place on William between BG's & Purcell Tire can have a sign on their front lawn?? It's a free standing sign. Where's the sign police?

I always feel so sorry for those people in Cape that stand on the side of the road and hold their signs sometimes dressed up like animals...that's so cruel...although if I had to do it I would rather be in disquise, I guess. ☺

btw, where was the Hush Puppy? Cape? East Cape, IL? I can't remember.

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 5:44 PM

Where was the Hush Puppy? You can't remember?? Are you sure you ain't a newbie? It was in E. Cape, where that Sex Video/Strip Club is. Mungle used to own it.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 5:56 PM

Brown Bag Video. I guess that's technically McClure.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 5:58 PM

Don't feel like the lone ranger, it hurts me when u type too...especially when u dodge my questions! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:00 PM

Willy,

A big construction afficiado like you doesn't have a fancy cellphone with all the stock report bells and whistles? Heck, I was checking the internet between selling poultry for my uncle.

Payday Loan Thingies: We have too many of them, and I wished they'd all go belly up. They are just about as unsightly as a homeless shelter would be.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:02 PM

Megal, got it, thanks. Sometimes I get their names mixed up w/ the ones in Cape, daytimers. As I stated b4, my barfly days were few & far between...once I grew up.

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:07 PM

I knew some of them Mungle boys...one in particular, cool as hell! ain't seen him in awhile.

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:11 PM

Daytimers? Hushpuppy? No No No...not even close. But...Daytimers did used to go by the name Candlewick Lounge. Used to be a VERY scary place.

"Didn't drink didn't smoke...what did you do?

"You didn't drink, didn't smoke...what did you do? Goody Goody Two shoes."

A little word play on (that one song) lol.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:16 PM

Is good to be home!

-- Posted by Lumpy on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:26 PM

Canada rocks!

I drove 120 everywhere I went.

Gas was under $1.

At night it got down to 13 degrees!

-- Posted by Lumpy on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:27 PM

Lumpy,

Sounds wonderful, I'm already dying from heat here! Now...the next time you go, invite me...I know some girls there. ;o)

What Providence did you visit?? I thought you were just joshing! LOL!

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 6:54 PM

Hello all

Hushpuppy man we had a ball over there when was in college and fake id's were a simple thing to get, heck for that matter you didn't even need one cause they never carded

Megal

Sorry about the 4 yo but don't feel bad school let out at 11:30 here and by 2 my son had already busted his sister in the head with a ball bat........going to be a VERY long summer.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 8:33 PM

semoangel,

Ohh I know. We're out Wednesday? Here I think. Going to be a VERY long Summer.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 10:07 PM

Lumpy,

I'm guessing that would be 120 km/h (75mph), CAD$1 (US$0.89) per LITER (a little more than a quart, according to my SchoolHouse Rock reference), and 13 degC (55 degF)? :-)~

Which province did you visit? I was in Quebec much of last summer - beautiful area, extremely nice people.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 10:28 PM

Hello! ☻

That's some low-down dirty stuff, now....how u gonna run off for vacation & leave ur elderly family member, then not come back & get her....no respect for our elders, none whatsoever! http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/...

Another gripe while I'm here...playdays...I have attended a couple in the last week or so..I have been very disappointed. When I was in elementary school we had all kinds of games, 3-legged race, beanbag toss, games galore, snow canes, balloons cotton candy...a literal play day...now it's ridiculous, a couple of relay races, some snacks...lasts a couple of hours...ridiculous! What happen to letting a child be a child?? Of course, this could be a argument for such a needy society....

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 10:44 PM


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